Tag Archives: Data

Ex-Facebook privacy chief: Breaking up the social network won’t lead to better data protection

Former Facebook executive Chris Kelly told CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” on Friday that the social media giant is on the right track when it comes to addressing users’ privacy and data concerns. “You have to have scale in order to address these problems,” Kelly said of the company’s large scale. Facebook can now “invest heavily in AI and machine learning.” Kelly,… Read More »

iPhone 11 to get fastest data speeds ever on iPhone, triple camera setup, and more

The iPhone range is slated to get a triple camera setup – dual setup for wide-angle and depth imaging, and a third lens setup for Time of Flight imaging, also known as ToF. iPhone XI leak Image credit: Digit/ OnLeaks Recent iPhone 11 rumours have already suggested that Apple is planning to launch three iPhones this year which… Read More »

Security flaw discovered in Instagram’s ‘Download Your Data’ tool

Instagram has come forward to users informing them that as a result of a security flaw their passwords could have been exposed. An Instagram spokesperson has said to The Information that the issue was ‘discovered internally and affected a very small number of people’. The security flaw lies in the ‘Download Your Data’ tool, which was devised to… Read More »

Social Media Data Mining, Face Recognition Tools to Be Given to Security Agencies: Home Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Cybercrimes posing “big challenge” to security establishment: Singh Terrorists using the “dark Internet” to recruit operatives, he said “We have created a cyber-security division in the home ministry” Security agencies are trying to obtain new software and improved face-recognition technology to enable themselves to dig deeper into social media about a criminal whose record is unavailable in… Read More »

Xiaomi Says Data of Indian Users Is Being Migrated to Local Cloud Infrastructure

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Friday announced it is migrating data of its Indian users to Cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure that have infrastructure in the country. “At Xiaomi, data privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. We are taking one more step towards user data security and privacy by bringing our Cloud services to India for… Read More »

Apple CEO Says Requested Zero Personal Data From Facebook

Apple neither requested any personal data from Facebook nor did it receive any, Apple CEO Tim Cooksaid while responding to a New York Times report that claimed that the social networking giant allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends. “We’ve never been in the data business,” Cook told National Public Radio (NPR) on Monday… Read More »

OnePlus Switch Released to Help New Users Migrate Data Easily

Alongside giving a reason to its existing users to stick to the dated hardware, OnePlus has developed a native migration tool to let its new users easily move data from their old devices. Called OnePlus Switch, the app is designed to transfer apps, calendars, contacts, messages, photos, and videos. It is compatible with devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or… Read More »

Google Says User Data Requests From India at an All-Time High

HIGHLIGHTS Google received 3,843 requests for data from 6,343 government accounts That is 391 more requests than the same period in 2016 This is the highest number of requests since 2009 The number of requests that Google received from India in the first half of 2017 for disclosing user data was at an all-time high, reveals the latest biannual transparency… Read More »

UC Browser Reportedly Under Government Scanner for Sending Data to China

UC Browser, the most popular mobile browser in India, is reportedly being probed by the government for sending data from Indian users out of the country. According to Business Standard, “a government lab in Hyderabad is probing how Alibaba-owned UC Browser can send user details and location data to a remote server”. Another report by ICTFlash identifies this lab as Centre… Read More »

Windows 10 Source Code Leak Confirmed by Microsoft; Data Removed by Beta Archive

Microsoft has found itself in an embarrassing position once again with reports that a massive trove of Windows 10 source code has been leaked online this week. Some system builds related to Microsoft’s USB, storage and Wi-Fi drives were posted to Beta Archive’s FTP site, and the Redmond giant has confirmed that the code, which is part of… Read More »